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The Basement welcomes you to explore the many services you need to jumpstart your ideas and build your startup right. 

Legal Resources

The Basement provides connections to qualified corporate or intellectual property attorneys. This service is only available to Basement ventures

Possible topics you can discuss with an attorney include, but are not limited to:

  • IP ownership
  • Trademark and Copyright applications
  • Patent searches and provisional/non-provisional patent applications
  • Patent processing
  • Patent protection
  • Drafting articles of incorporation
  • Drafting bylaws for Corporations (for profit and nonprofit)
  • Contract drafting and contract review
  • Creating Limited Liability Companies and Corporations
  • Reviewing business plans

Attorneys are available by appointment only and are scheduled based on the attorneys’ availability. Below is a list of legal partners:


Mintz is a general practice, full-service law firm employing approximately 550+ attorneys serving clients worldwide. The firm is headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston’s Financial District and has additional US offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and an office in Toronto, Canada. Schedule an appointment.

Paul Hasting

Paul Hastings LLP is an international law firm with 22 offices worldwide. Paul Hastings serves a diverse client base that includes many of the top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Schedule an appointment.

Intellectual Property Attorneys

Available exclusively to student teams enrolled in the Blackstone Launchpad program, there are several intellectual property attorneys available, which include Fresh IP, Duane Morris, and Pillsbury Law firms.  Schedule an appointment via The Basement Canvas.

Other Legal Resources

The Startup Legal Garage

The Startup Legal Garage at UC Hastings Law School in San Francisco is an innovative program that offers free legal services to early stage technology and biotech companies. The Startup Legal Garage has two application periods, in summer and late fall. For specific dates and to apply, go to Startup Legal Garage.


QB3 provides startup support for every stage. From incorporation to operation to growth, QB3 provides support and resources to entrepreneurs. QB3 Startup in a Box connects you to lawyers who can help you incorporate. Learn more.

University of San Diego - School of Law Entrepreneurship Clinic

This clinic provides transactional legal services targeting high technology business startups and other emerging growth companies. School of Law interns, under the direction of an experienced attorney, will provide counsel to a select number of clients. Learn more and apply.

Model Legal Documents

National Venture Capital Association: Model Documents. These model legal documents are broadly accepted by industry designed to offer entrepreneurs and founders a starting point when securing financing.

UpCounsel Legal Documents. These are free legal documents and templates, including SAFE and financial docs,  created by UpCounsel attorneys for entrepreneurs and founders to utlize in their venture.

NOTE: Consult the legal coaching opportunities listed above before using these model documents.

Office of Innovation & Commercialization

The Office of Innovation & Commercialization offers additional startup ecosystem legal services available to all. Learn more.


Cloud Computing & Software Services 

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. In partnership with AWS, startups affiliated with The Basement (and/or Office of Innovation & Commercialization) are eligible for AWS resources. To request AWS Credits, fill out this form.

MathWorks Accelerator Program

The MathWorks Accelerator Program helps your startups advance their development. Your Startups are treated as full commercial customers with technical support and guidance from domain experts while receiving free access to industry-proven software. Basement teams interested to access the MathWorks Accelerator Program free resources, please contact Jacques Chirazi.


Funding Search Services

Curated Funding Sources

This Airtable is a list of opportunities for startup companies to discover and secure funding. Click the link above to view all the available opportunities, resources, and business competitions.


OmniSync is a San Diego-based startup that uses a combination of best-in-class AI/NLP-powered innovation discovery tools, process automation software, and efficient expert-driven support systems to help democratize access to public/private innovation funds.

Open VC App

OpenVC is an open platform that allows tech founders to connect with investors.

Ramp Venture Investor

Kick off your fundraise on the right foot with a curated list of venture capitalists and startup investors, available for free from the team at Ramp.


Networking & Recruitment Services

Startup Tree

StartupTree is a platform for university entrepreneurship that compiles startup companies, events and a mentorship portal. Begin your entrepreneurial journey by creating a profile.

The Recruitment Connection

The Recruitment Connection is a database which displays current startup positions available at The Basement, and affiliate organizations such as Talent Foundry and Triton Startup Launchpad. If you are looking for a position, submit the Student Interest Form. For recruiters to display, modify, or remove their postings, submit the Recruitment Intake Form


Startup Training Services & Support

Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit is a free online educational tool full of cutting-edge resources including a series of videos and exercises to help entrepreneurs learn the fundamentals needed to start a successful venture.

Y Combinator – Startup School

Learn how to start a startup with YC’s free 10-week course. A series of lectures and conversations with YC Partners, startup founders, and experts on how to start a successful company.

The San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center

The San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC provides business advising services on business planning, management, lending, and marketing. It also offers training workshops on topics such as technology commercialization, SBIR/STTR writing, international trade, cybersecurity, financial reporting, and more.


For entrepreneurs of all levels, the Librareome is your self-directed digital library, featuring an exhaustive and ever-evolving curation of incredible articles, lectures, templates, videos and other relevant and informative content to support your entrepreneurial journey.


Gravity is an all-in-one platform that helps founders successfully navigate the startup journey. Access microlearning courses in step-by-step instructions, exposure to data investors, and tools for competitive/market research and more!

Small Business Development Center Services

SBDC offers free & confidential advising, around a variety of topics such as but not limited to; marketing, finance, product development, human resources , angel investment and Small Business Innovation Research Grants (SBIR). The Basement (and/or Office of Innovation & Commercialization) are eligible SBDC advisory support. Services are available to established entrepreneurs interested in improving or expanding their businesses and to aspiring entrepreneurs interested in starting a business.

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